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The person in this position will be responsible for completing a comprehensive clinical assessment on potential clients seeking admission to Berks Counseling Center as part of our Open Admission process. This will include completion of supporting documentation, orienting the client to services, and setting up the electronic health record.
Essential Job Functions
1. Conduct face to face clinical behavioral health assessments on persons seeking services at Berks Counseling Center as part of BCC’s multidisciplinary admissions team.
2. Determine an appropriate level of care for each client based on established guidelines.
3. Assign client to an appropriate clinician based on his/her needs.
4. Utilize collaborative documentation to complete an intake note and comprehensive clinical assessment that meets compliance standards, medical necessity guidelines, and agency standards as to timeliness and accuracy of documentation.
5. Orient the client to agency policies and procedures and secure necessary consents and releases.
6. Responsible for opening and inputting initial clinical data into the client electronic health record.
7. Work collaboratively with and communicate and meet regularly with other members of BCC’s Admissions Team.
8. Work collaboratively and cooperatively with outside referral sources.
9. Regularly prepare information and reports, as directed, on admissions activities that support decision making and program planning and development.
10. Identify and respond to emergency clinical needs and crises as they arise.
11. Utilize individual and group supervision to review clinical cases and seek feedback and direction as needed.
12. Navigate and utilize electronic health records using technology, including computers.
13. Develop an understanding of trauma and how it impacts others.
14. Incorporate trauma informed practices into job duties and responsibilities, including interactions and communications with others.
15. Be an active member of BCC’s culture of caring through positive and engaging social interactions.
16. Perform all other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.
LCSW with counseling experience in mental health and/or drug and alcohol required.
Knowledge of or experience with trauma-informed approaches preferred.
At least one (1) year documented work experience in a behavioral health setting required.
All offers of employment are contingent upon the following: 1) Receipt of results of a satisfactory drug and alcohol screening test. 2) Receipt of the originals of the following background checks: PA State Police Criminal History, PA State Child Abuse, and DPW FBI Criminal History. These clearances must be valid within the 12 months prior to employment. A conviction is not a bar to employment, however a review will be conducted to make a determination of employment should a conviction be present. 3) Receipt of original documentation and verification of relevant degrees, diplomas, certificates, or licensure. 4) Confirmation that you are not on the OIG Federal Healthcare Program Exclusion from Participation list. Should you appear on this list, Berks Counseling Center is prohibited from employing you.